South Bend DUI Defense Lawyers
DUI Convictions in Indiana
Under Indiana state law, drivers can be charged with driving under the
influence (DUI) if they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs while
operating a vehicle. The legal blood alcohol concentration is .08% for
those over the age of 21, .02% for those under the age of 21, and .04%
for drivers of commercial vehicles. Indiana takes DUI charges very seriously,
and offenders who are convicted for
the first time may face numerous penalties.
If you have already been convicted of a DUI in the past, the consequences
are even more severe. With your freedom, money, driving privileges, and
reputation at stake, it should go without saying that hiring an experienced team of
South Bend criminal defense lawyers is an absolute necessity.
Some of the aspects that we look at when evaluating a DUI case include:
- Did the arresting officer have a valid, legal reason to pull you over?
- Were you properly read your rights before questioning?
- Was there any evidence videotaped by the arresting officer, such as suspicious
driving or field sobriety tests?
- Were any tests you were given done properly?
Refusing Chemical Tests
While you do have the right to refuse a chemical test in Indiana, we do
have an implied consent law. This means that refusal can lead to a fine
and automatic suspension of your driver’s license. However, this
suspension can be contested and our law firm can assist you with the process.
Discover your rights. Call (574) 281-0142 for a
complimentary case evaluation.
Choose Experienced South Bend Criminal Defense Attorneys
No matter how serious the circumstances of your case may be—even
if you are facing an
underage DUI charge or a
felony DUI charge—we understand that law enforcement is not immune to making mistakes.
We have 20 years of experience in handling criminal cases, and have helped
numerous clients reduce their charges, have their charges dropped, and
obtain not guilty verdicts during jury trials. We aim to do the same for you, too.
If you have been charged with a DUI in South Bend,
call us today at (574) 281-0142!